Imitation of Christ | Catholic

BOOK 1 Thoughts Helpful In the Life of the Soul Part 1 - 1 1. Imitating Christ and Despising All Vanities on Earth 2. Having A Humble Opinion of Self 3. The Doctrine of Truth 4. Prudence in Action 5. Reading the Holy Scripture Part 1 - 2 6. Unbridled Affections 7. Avoiding False Hope and Pride 8. Shunning Over-Familiarity

BOOK 2 The Interior Life Part 2 - 1 1. Meditation 2. Humility 3. Goodness and Peace in Man 4. Purity of Mind and Unity of Purpose 5. Ourselves 6. The Joy of a Good Conscience Part 2 - 2 7. Loving Jesus Above All Things 8. The Intimate Friendship of Jesus 9. Wanting No Share in Comfort Part 2

BOOK 3 Internal Consolation Part 3 - 1 1. The Inward Conversation of Christ with the Faithful Soul 2. Truth Speaks Inwardly without the Sound of Words 3. Listen Humbly to the Words of God. Many Do Not Heed Them 4. We Must Walk Before God in Humility and Truth Part 3 - 2 5. The Wonderful Effect of Divine

BOOK 4 An Invitation to Holy Communion Part 4 - 1 1. The Great Reverence With Which We Should Receive Christ 2. God's Great Goodness and Love is Shown to Man in This Sacrament 3. It Is Profitable To Receive Communion Often Part 4 - 2 4. Many Blessings Are Given Those Who Receive Communion Worthily 5. The Dignity of

*/ BOOK FOUR AN INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION THE VOICE OF CHRIST Come to Me, all you that labour and are burdened, and I will refresh you. /Matt. 11:28/ The bread which I will give is My Flesh, for the life of the world. /John 6:52/ Take you and eat: this is My Body, which shall be delivered for you.

*/ Chapter 4 MANY BLESSINGS ARE GIVEN THOSE WHO RECEIVE COMMUNION WORTHILY THE DISCIPLE O LORD my God, favour Your servant with the blessings of Your sweetness that I may merit to approach Your magnificent Sacrament worthily and devoutly. Lift up my heart to You and take away from me this heavy indolence. Visit me with Your saving grace that

*/ Chapter 8 THE OFFERING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS; OUR OFFERING THE VOICE OF CHRIST AS I offered Myself willingly to God the Father for your sins with hands outstretched and body naked on the cross, so that nothing remained in Me that had not become a complete sacrifice to appease the divine wrath, so ought you to be

*/ Chapter 11 THE BODY OF CHRIST AND SACRED SCRIPTURE ARE MOST NECESSARY TO A FAITHFUL SOUL THE DISCIPLE O MOST sweet Lord Jesus, how great is the happiness of the devout soul that feasts upon You at Your banquet, where there is set before her to be eaten no other food but Yourself alone, her only Lover, most desired

*/ Chapter 15 THE GRACE OF DEVOTION IS ACQUIRED THROUGH HUMILITY AND SELF- DENIAL THE VOICE OF CHRIST YOU must seek earnestly the grace of devotion, ask for it fervently, await it patiently and hopefully, receive it gratefully, guard it humbly, cooperate with it carefully and leave to God, when it comes, the length and manner of the heavenly visitation.

*/ BOOK THREE INTERNAL CONSOLATION Chapter 1 THE INWARD CONVERSATION OF CHRIST WITH THE FAITHFUL SOUL “ I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me. " /Ps. 84:9/ Blessed is the soul who hears the Lord speaking within her, who receives the word of consolation from His lips. Blessed are the ears that catch the accents of